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Tender Loving Empire - Fort George Brewery + Public House

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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 03-29-2013)
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Reviews by Hopmodium:
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-18-2013 00:09:12 | More by Hopmodium
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New Mexico

4.3/5  rDev +15%

Big Biscuity off white head ever so slowly recedes to a nice lacing above a clear particle filled honey golden colored beer.

Big citrus, floral, piney hops aroma, just what a NWPA needs.

Nice citrus, piney hops taste with a touch of dryish bitters coming along for the ride.

A drying aftertaste that brings along a light hops feel and taste on this medium bodied beer.

Either this is pretty darn good or the other beers I've been drinking lately just weren't up to it, I wish I had a lot more of these laying around.

05-15-2013 20:09:23 | More by LXIXME
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

06-28-2013 21:59:34 | More by Rivenin
Photo of Alieniloquium


3.83/5  rDev +2.4%

16 oz. can poured into a goblet.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Small white head. Chunky bits floating about.

Smell - Pine and grapefruit. Grainy. Decent hop profile.

Taste - Hoppy. Pine and grapefruit again. Grainy backing, but some caramel. A big body for a pale ale. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, slightly slick. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Less impressive as it warms. Decent hop profile, though.

06-02-2013 22:21:22 | More by Alieniloquium
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-02-2013 01:21:10 | More by Hobbit
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3.61/5  rDev -3.5%

Hazy golden amber with a small white head. Good amount of lacing.
Smell is pine, floral, citrus, and a whiff of cantalope.
Taste is pine and grapefruit with just adequete amount of bready malt.
mouthfeel is quite full for the style. Carbonation is just right.
The beer has a long bitter slightly dry finish.
Overall a decided difference from my usual favorites in this style but a nice change of pace. Veers boldly into IPA territory. Well done Fort George.

06-19-2013 05:23:15 | More by Spikester
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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a hazy caramel amber with a thin white head that dissipates slowly to a patchy film and ring around the glass. Aroma of orange citrus, citrus and pine hops and light biscuit malt. Flavor follows; biscuit and light bready malt, citrus and pine hops, finishes with nice piney hop bitterness. Medium bodied. A nicely balanced, flavorful pale ale with an unusual amount of cloudiness and tiny particles, which actually makes this a bit more interesting to look at. This will be on my list to watch for when I want a pale ale.

04-29-2013 00:33:46 | More by LiquidAmber
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

16oz : SN IPA Glass

Very hazy, some floaties, a golden orange with a foamy white head.

Citric, fruity hops upfront. Some resiny pine hops in the finish, with lightly sweet, bready malts.

Medium body, mild, foamy carbonation.

A well done, but fairly average APA overall. Hop forward, with just enough malt balance.

04-24-2013 09:00:40 | More by vkv822
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3.55/5  rDev -5.1%

16oz can into tulip. Thanks Jeff!

A: Pours a bright glowing orange with a couple fingers of thick off-white head. Watch the last pour, it’s rather chunky. The head slowly faded into a thick lasting film that left patches of spotty lace down the glass.
S: Huge sweet and sticky citrus notes of tangerine juice and grapefruit pith. Juicy and fresh smelling.
T: More bitter citrus follows the nose. I get notes of grapefruit pith, citrus rind, lemon zest and a hint of bready malt in the finish. The aftertaste has more notes of citrus, especially lemon rind.
M: Medium body, slick and easy drinking mouthfeel, fuzzy carbonation.
O: Bitter and clean with dominant citrus notes. Enjoyable overall, but not especially memorable.

09-04-2013 02:31:35 | More by scottfrie
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-19-2013 16:44:01 | More by johnnyboy76
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3.95/5  rDev +5.6%

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a thick haze and lots of tiny floaties. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. I like it.

Smell: sweet malt with a very citrusy and resiny hop character. There's a certain amount of dank character in there as well; not hugely unique but well-enough crafted.

Taste: medium sweetness with an almost wheaty character to it. Hops are a little bit brighter and more citrusy than in the aroma; the finish is bitter yet smooth. The can says there's rye malt in here; I would not have guessed that but it's probably working some magic behind the scenes. A very well-balanced pale!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a well-integrated carbonation and a smooth and satisfying creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: tasty, drinkable, and just a little bit different. I look forward to drinking this again.

05-21-2013 20:50:36 | More by flagmantho
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4.48/5  rDev +19.8%

This is unfiltered, cloudy, and full of hop debris, but it's delicious. A great combo of citrus and pine, with a nice bitterness, high carbonation, and great drink ability. The meridian hops add a new aroma to the beer and give it a lemony/melony aroma on top of the citrus and pine.

04-26-2013 04:03:33 | More by theveganbrewer
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-12-2013 21:35:08 | More by Adamostella
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-06-2013 22:43:13 | More by muchloveforhops3
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

06-01-2013 03:27:41 | More by snohojimbo
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-26-2013 03:18:24 | More by mtbeer3649
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4/5  rDev +7%

02-09-2014 03:09:06 | More by ThreeFishes
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-25-2013 04:07:01 | More by justwork
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4/5  rDev +7%

06-30-2013 05:29:11 | More by shelby415
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-22-2013 02:59:39 | More by strongaf
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3.56/5  rDev -4.8%

A: Poured a cloudy, glowing orangish color with a nice white cap providing some good retention and lacing

S: Pretty mute nose. Some citrus and thats about all folks.

T: Some initial citrus appears first, mainly in the way of tangerine. I swear there is some wheat in this beer. There is a moderate, lingering bitterness blended with some orange peel. The finish is sordove "meh" with citrus winding it down

M: Pretty filling and full for a NWPA. Citrus really dominates the mouth.

O: Not really digging it but its not a bad beer either.

03-29-2013 01:03:12 | More by barleywinefiend
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3.2/5  rDev -14.4%

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a a solid (as in, no light passes through) orange color (the color of a dark orange juice) with about 1/4 inch of white head that had low retention and lacing.

The aroma was nice, lots of citrusy hops, a bit of pine and a very soft malt presence. The taste has the same citrus hops, but the pine is a bit more noticeable. The malts are very soft and smooth out the finish, maybe a touch of oatmeal in the malt bill?

The body was fairly typical, smooth, even, and perhaps, just a bit fuller than average. Drinkability was good, the beer goes easily, and I could have have a couple with no trouble. Overall, looks aside, another nice brew from Astoria. Worth a shot if you see it.

NOTE: I'm not sure if this beer is supposed to be this cloudy, or if maybe this keg had gotten shook up. I'll try it again tomorrow, and if needed, I'll adjust my scores.

04-15-2013 01:15:34 | More by beertunes
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

08-12-2013 20:33:57 | More by kscaldef
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-18-2014 20:29:12 | More by thufflife
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4/5  rDev +7%

06-20-2013 01:13:14 | More by jera1350
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Tender Loving Empire from Fort George Brewery + Public House
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